Let's change it!
LOWER COMPONENT COSTS, NO ADJUSTMENTS TO THE TOOL AND SECURE SUPPLY OF RAW MATERIALS
The initial situation:
Originally, glass-fiber-reinforced PA66 was used for the production of a switch box for an automobile manufacturer. Due to the sustained rise in the price of this material, the OEM’s supplier turned to LANXESS HPM to develop a better, more cost-effective alternative.
Durethan BKV30H2.0 901510. This was selected by our development team because of its good long-term thermal aging properties and improved surface. This was a good decision, because the revised engine cover could be easily formed and at the same time meet all dimensional requirements. And all this without having to make expensive and time-consuming changes to the tool.
The new switch box passed all necessary tests and was released for production. The supplier has thus achieved a significant optimization in component costs without functional losses – and with PA6 as the input material, the reliable supply of raw materials is also ensured.